| Oct 9, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Formal talks between the Hong Kong government and student leaders set for Friday have been called off, raising the specter of more demonstrations in a city already weary from 12 days of protests.
Carrie Lam, chief secretary of Hong Kong, said the...
| Oct 12, 2014
There's been a clear contrast between Hong Kong and the United States in recent weeks: They want their elections to be free and fair, and we just want ours to be over.
Students in Hong Kong began protesting in September because of plans by the Chinese...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Yang Yuan-tan dangled a fishing rod off the end of a narrow concrete pier that was once on the front lines of China's efforts to take Taiwan.
The Chinese shoreline, just a mile away, is visible on a clear day from this spot on tiny Kinmen island's...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Hong Kong’s pro-democracy movement will need to muster more political power to force the government to listen to its demands, said Alex Chow, one of the student leaders of the demonstrations, as the sit-ins stretched on Wednesday.
| Oct 31, 2014
| 4:00 AM
With a $32-billion fortune and business interests as diverse as supermarkets and ports, Asia's richest man, Li Ka-shing, would seem to have little to fret about. But as the Hong Konger told a class of graduating students in the summer at mainland China'...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 9:50 AM
Thousands of Hong Kong college students are boycotting classes this week to press for democratic reforms in the southern Chinese territory.
The protesting students, joined by teachers and members of the public, have turned the Chinese University of Hong...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 5:28 AM
Ten thoughts about matters Olympic:
1. The 1984 Los Angeles Games may have saved the OIympics, but you would never know that from the International Olympic Committee’s indifference to the recent 30th anniversary of those Summer Olympics....
| Jul 30, 2014
| 10:43 PM
A 74-year-old imam who had angered many Muslims because of his support for the Chinese Communist Party was stabbed to death outside the main mosque in Kasghar on Wednesday, according to multiple sources.
The killing of Juma Tahir, who served as a deputy...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Occasionally for better but often for worse, Michael Bay has been a trailblazer for this generation of studio filmmakers, whose films bear the mark of his dizzying editing and grandiose compositions.
Bay's films generally feast at the box office but...
| Jul 6, 2014
| 8:00 AM
When it comes to fighting government corruption, few Chinese leaders have had as ruthless a reputation as Emperor Hongwu, founder of the Ming Dynasty. After taking the throne in the 14th century, he embarked on a fierce cleanup campaign, executing tainted...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 7:39 PM
Chinese students have shown an insatiable appetite for attending U.S. colleges — last year alone, more than 235,000 were enrolled at American institutions of higher education. But now, some in China are grousing that the SAT may impose American...